Packera aurea's mass of yellow daisy-like blooms appear in clusters atop wiry stems over dark green foliage in late spring. Also known as Senecio aurea, it spreads slowly to form dense mats of heart-shaped leaves. Commonly called Golden Ragwort, it may be a bit weedy, but it is great for natural areas and a favorite plant for pollinators.
Packera aurea is native to the eastern half of North America. It is commonly found in wet deciduous woods, damp woodland clearings, sandy swamps, along lakes and riverbanks, in moist meadows and abandoned fields. Golden Ragwort spreads by seed and underground roots and may form colonies in shady, moist woodlands.
Packera aurea prefers light to mostly shade and moist to well-drained soil.